Room sharing in Sydney: a complex mix of affordability, overcrowding and profit maximisation

Zahra Nasreen, Kristian Ruming

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Abstract

The shared housing sector is a growing private rental submarket. Researchers have sought to analyse the drivers of this growth, the benefits of shared housing for tenants, landlords and wider urban systems, as well as risks for tenants and local planning systems. Yet, there is limited research exploring the diversity of the shared housing sector. In particular, analysis of room or space sharing with non-related adults is lacking. This paper explores the characteristics, geography and impact of room sharing across Sydney. By analysing online accommodation listings this paper provides insights for policymakers seeking to monitor and regulate shared room accommodation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-169
Number of pages19
JournalUrban Policy and Research
Volume37
Issue number2
Early online date24 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • online shared accommodation listings
  • overcrowding
  • rental affordability
  • room sharing
  • shared housing regulations

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